HARTLAND
ANNUAL ICE FISHING DERBY: The Hartland Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) will be sponsoring their Annual Ice Fishing Derby, “Free Fishing Weekend,” on Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th. The derby will be held on Great Moose Pond and Morrill Pond in Hartland and on Little Indian Pond and Big Indian Pond in St. Albans. Tickets are $2 each, which enter participants in the fishing derby and in a drawing for all door prizes which include a 10” propane ice auger with de-icer, jet sled with hitch and cover, $350 cash, and portable ice shack.
Tickets are available at local area businesses and through all HVFD members. There will be cash prizes awarded for the biggest fish in 6 categories: 1st - $50, 2nd - $25 and 3rd - $10. The categories are Bass, White Perch, Pickerel, Cusk, Brook Trout and Brown Trout. For children 12 and under prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for most Yellow Perch. Weigh-ins are from 4 to 6 PM at the Hartland Volunteer Fire Department at 43 Canaan Road in Hartland. Door prizes will be drawn at 6 PM on Sunday, February 14th at the Hartland Volunteer Fire Department.
STETSON
18TH ANNUAL ICE FISHING DERBY TO BE HELD IN STETSON: The 18th Annual Howard Lodge AF and AM Ice Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, February 13th. The derby will be on Pleasant Lake in Stetson. The weigh-in and length station will be at White’s Camp at Herb’s Landing. All fish must be registered by 3 PM. Prizes will be awarded as follows: Heaviest Bass - 1st place $150, 2nd place $125, and 3rd place $100. Longest Pickerel: 1st place $150, 2nd place $125, and 3rd place $100. The Grand Prize will be $500 worth of home heating oil and other prizes. The entry fee will be $5. Proceeds from this derby will benefit Howard Lodge Square and Compass Club. This is not a tax deductible donation. For more information contact 296-2929.
ST. ALBANS
BOTTLE DRIVE: The St. Albans School PTO will be holding a bottle drive on Monday, February 8th and continuing through Thursday, February 11th. Bottles may be dropped off at the school on 129 Hartland Road.
DEXTER
CONTRA DANCE: The First Universalist Church of Dexter will be hosting a Contra Dance from 7 to 10 PM on Saturday, February, 13th with caller John McIntire. Live music will be performed by Some Reel People. All dances are taught and all ages are welcome to attend. Admission is $7 for singles and $12 for families. For more information contact Jim Bunn at 924-3925 or Georgia Prickitt at 277-3961.
PALMYRA
PANCAKE SUPPER: The St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will be holding a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper on Tuesday, February 9th at 6 PM. The church is located on Route 2 at 900 Main Street.
CLINTON

PUBLIC SUPPER: The monthly turkey pie and salad bar public supper will be on Saturday, February 13th from 4 to 6 PM at the Brown Memorial United Methodist Church on 36 Church Street. The cost for adults will be $9 and children under 12 are $4. The traditional menu includes a full salad bar, all meat turkey pie, fresh cooked vegetables, cranberry sauce, gravy, pickles, homemade rolls and dessert pies, cakes, and beverages. These suppers will be served each month on the second Saturday through May. The hall is easily accessible and takeouts are always available.

HARMONY
VALENTINE’S DANCE: The Harmony Community Center will be holding a Valentine’s dance on Saturday, February 13th from 7 to 10 PM. Admission will be $10. Music will be provided by The Wildwoods Band. Proceeds will be used for building repairs. The dance will be held at the Harmony Community Center on Mainstream Road. For more information contact Carolyn Lary at 683-5237 or Cheryl Ricker at 683-5621.
NEWPORT
COMMUNITY MEAL: Living Innovations will be hosting a community meal on Friday, February 12th at 12 PM. The meal will be held at the Peoples United Methodist Church on Main Street.
CHILDCARE SERVICE
: Need to find time with your Valentine? Drop-off your children at Newport Elementary School and let the Newport Venture Crew #63 Boy Scout’s of America watch them. Drop-off your children from 4 to 9 PM on Saturday, February 13th for a fun night with coloring, games, a movie, snacks, and pizza. The school is located on Elm Street. To reserve a spot contact Tricia at 207-341-3641. Children must be 3 years of age and older. This is a free by donation service.
PITTSFIELD

NATIONAL PARK DISCUSSION: There will be a public discussion on a proposed National Park set for Thursday, February 11th from 6:30 to 8 PM at the First Universalist Church of Pittsfield. Join Ryan Parker, Outreach Coordinator for the Natural Resources Council of Maine to learn more about Elliotsville Plantation, Inc.’s (EPI) proposal to create a new National Park and National Recreation Area east of Baxter State Park.
EPI has proposed to donate up to 150,000 acres to the National Park Service to create Maine’s second National Park. Ryan will share photographs and film to provide a glimpse of the land and its special features, and will describe the journey toward making the dream of a National Park and National Recreation Area a reality—including how indviduals can help. Light refreshments will be served during the meeting. This event is free and open to the public. The church is located at 112 Easy Street in Pittsfield. For more information, contact ryan@nrcm.org or call (207) 430-0144.
VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE TO BENEFIT THE FAMILY VIOLENCE PROJECT:
One billion people experiencing domestic violence is an atrocity. One billion people dancing is a revolution. The First Universalist Church of Pittsfield will be holding a Valentine’s Dance on Sunday, February 14th at 7 PM. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door. All proceeds to benefit the Family Violence Project. The Family Violence Project has three main objectives. The first is to help people who are dealing with abuse and violence in their families and relationships. The second objective is to offer prevention education and training programs. These opportunities will teach kids, adults, and even abusers, about the damage domestic violence causes within dating relationships, marriage relationships, entire families and society, while supporting safe, loving, healthy relationships. The third objective is to encourage people from all walks of life to recognize the destructive nature of abuse and violence, to find out what they can do to support the thousands of children, teens, and adults whose lives are affected, and to help short-circuit the cycle. The dance will be held at the First Universalist Church located on 112 Easy Street in Pittsfield. For more information on the dance contact the worship chair at TwinkleManning@gmail.com. For more information on the Family Violence Project visit familyviolenceproject.org.
VALENTINE’S CHILDCARE DROP-OFF OFFERED BY LOCAL CHEERLEADERS:
The Maine Central Institute (MCI) cheerleaders will be offering a Valentine’s Childcare Drop-Off on Saturday, February 13th from 4 PM to 12 AM at the Parks Gym. The cost will be $5 per hour, per child. Age range from 2 to 10 years. There will be games, activities, and snacks offered during the evening to keep the children entertained. All proceeds will be used to help send the squad to National Cheer Camp.
NOLAN’S H.E.R.O. FOUNDATION CONCERT AND TALENT SHOW:
Nolan’s H.E.R.O.(Helping Everyone Realize Opportunities) Foundation’s 1st Annual Concert and Talent Show (Students Only) will be held on Saturday, February 13th at 7 PM. Performances will be by Riff Johnson #NB13; #LoveNeverDies; #RockTheOrange; and by The Resistance. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st place - $313, 2nd place - $213, and 3rd place - $113. Beatles music is highly encouraged. Tickets are priced at $7 for adults and $5 for students. All proceeds from this event will benefit Nolan’s H.E.R.O. Foundation. Register for the talent show by emailing Ray@NolansHEROFoundation.org. The event will be held at the Pittsfield Community Theatre at 137 Main Street in Pittsfield.
DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR CABIN FEVER AUCTION: The First Congregational Church of Pittsfield will be holding their cabin fever auction on Saturday, March 5th. Items can be previewed at 9 AM with the auction beginning at 11 AM. Clean out your attics, garages, and closets. The church is accepting donations and/or consignments of good, serviceable items, as well as antiques and collectibles (no clothes). Auction donations can be dropped off at the Pennywise Thrift Shop on Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM and on Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM.
RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP:
There will be a Hope Revived Recovery Support Group the second Friday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Friday, February 12th at 7 PM. The meeting is free of charge. The purpose of the meeting is to meet and receive support in their attempts to cope with stress and temptation that accompanies recovery. Group leaders will be Dorothy Eldridge that has a degree in pastoral counseling and Donald Mendell, who is an experienced social worker and former school counselor. The course offers help and support with group meetings, access to resources, relationship based approach, and scripture principles and prayer. Coffee, tea, and snacks to follow the meeting. For more information contact either Dorothy at 207-416-3363 or Donald at 207-368-2385.
ANNUAL MEETING:
The Pittsfield Faternal Organization annual meeting will be held on Thursday, February 11th at 6 PM. The meeting will be held at the Faternal Hall on Hamilton Drive. All members are invited to attend. For more information contact 487-3945.
CHILDCARE DROP-OFF:
The Maine Central Institute (MCI) cheerleaders will be offering a Valentine’s Childcare Drop-Off on Saturday, February 13th from 4 PM to 12 AM at the Parks Gym. The cost will be $5 per hour, per child. Age range from 2 to 10 years. There will be games, activities, and snacks offered during the evening to keep the children entertained. All proceeds will be used to help send the squad to National Cheer Camp.

GUILFORD
BIRTHDAY BASH: All are invited to the Bicentennial Birthday Bash set to kick-off a year of festivities, scheduled for Sunday, February 14th. There will be a potluck, remember to bring your choice of food or drink to share. Dessert, coffee, tea, and water will be provided. Doors open at 11 AM for socialization. Lunch will be served at 12 PM and at 1 PM there will be a brief 200 Birthday Presentation. The event will be held at the Valley Grange Hall located on the corner of Guilford Center Road and Butter Street in Guilford. For more information contact Andrea at 343-1291, Janie at 876-3396, or Sherry at 876-9008.
CAMBRIDGE
BAKE SALE: The Annual Heart Fund Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, February 13th at Cambridge Town Hall on Route 152. This event begins at 8 AM and continues to 12 PM. Come enjoy some coffee and a variety of homemade foods for a good cause. All proceeds go to the American Heart Association for use in Maine. This event is sponsored by the Cambridge Extension Homemakers and community.
DOVER-FOXCROFT
MONTHLY MEETING: The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, February 9th at 6 PM. The meeting will be held at the USDA Service Center located at 42 Engdahl Drive. The public is encouraged to get involved in conservation efforts by participating in meetings, volunteering and/or serving on the district board. Any interested person may participate in meetings and also inquire about becoming an associate supervisor. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information contact the district office at 564-2321, extension 3, or email info@piscataquisswcd.org.
CORINTH
PUBLIC BAKED BEAN SUPPER: The Corinth United Methodist Church will holding a public baked bean supper on Saturday, February 13th from 4:30 to 6 PM. The cost is $7 for adults, $6 for Seniors (60+), and children under 12 $3. The menu will be baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, chop suey, potato salad, breads, and pie. The church is located at 275 Main Street.
DIXMONT
FREE MEAL: There will be a free meal served on Thursday, February 11th at the Louis I Bussey Schoolhouse at 994 Western Avenue. The lunch will be from 4 to 6 PM. The Dixmont United Methodist Church invites everyone to come and enjoy the meal.